The Crimson Wave Comedy: Interviews from a Menstruation Conference!

The Crimson Wave at #SMCR2015

So last month at SMCR2015 (The Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research), we had a little comedy and cocktails night and it was seriously ridiculous.

If you didn’t know already, the ladies above are Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman of The Crimson Wave, a badass podcast all about periods and comedy, as well as a weekly live comedy stand-up show in Toronto, Canada.

And they totally killed it.

I haven’t laughed so hard in a good while. They agreed that a room full of feminist menstrual conference attendees is basically the most perfect audience for their smart and salacious comedy.

If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly encourage you to give their podcast a listen. They’re not experts in menstruation, and most of their guests aren’t either, so what you hear is real mix of attitudes and experiences, and of course, so much comedy.

They ask great questions and their style is something all together unique. I don’t know of anyone else putting quite the spin on feminism and women’s empowerment that these two do.

They also interviewed a bunch of folks at the conference – including me – and turned them into Episode 65 of the Crimson Wave >>

Interviews From a Menstruation Conference!

You’ll hear Jess and Natalie talk with co-chair of the conference and President-elect of the Society Chris Bobel, menarchist and local conference organizer Jax Gonzales, sex educator Lucy Madeline, yours truly, authors Sheryl Mendlinger and Yael Magen, owner and director of Sustainable Menstruation Australia Rosie Sheba, doula Iris Josephina, comedy writer Chella Quint, and the ladies at Lunette Cup Heli Kurjanen, Caron Rohman, and Cathy Chapman.

These are really amazing people with fascinating stories to tell and knowledge to share!

We talk about periods, menstruation, menstrual cups, pregnancy, sex, condoms, ceremony, syncing up, leaking, and other wonderful menstrual topics!





P.S. I’m looking forward for a quiet and still night, breathing out this past cycle and making space for all the magnificence to come. I wish you a deep dive into the dark – if that’s what you’re after…

P.P.S. Have you had a chance to listen to our ‘Seasons of Womanhood’ Telecircle Recording yet? Stream it here.

Grab a pencil and paper, find a quiet spot to rest, and have a listen! The guided visualizations we share could be a great way to drop into ceremony in this dark moon time.

P.P.P.S. There are just two spots left for this weekend’s Seasons of Womanhood Retreat in big Cottonwood Canyon. If you’ve been waiting until the last minute to make a decision, now’s the time!



Giuliana Serena

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